Thea Digiammerino

School Crossing Guard Struck by Car in Stamford

A school crossing guard was hit by a car in Stamford Friday.

Police said the 83-year-old crossing guard was hit on Stillwater Avenue and Virgil Street around noon. He was alert on scene and taken to Stamford Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The victim was wearing a reflective vest, but there were no children crossing at the time. He was standing by the left front fender of his vehicle, which was parked at the curb, at the time of the crash.

The 18-year-old driver told police she lost control of her vehicle while turning right onto Stillwater Avenue from Virgil Street. She was issued a ticket for driving without a license and failure to drive in proper lane.

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